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For Immediate Release
March 01, 2013

Womens History Month at IPFW Features Diverse Events

Key Info

  • Women’s History Month events at IPFW
  • Events feature art, books, legal and diversity issues
  • All events are free and open to the public

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is celebrating Women’s History Month with a wide range of programs and events on campus. All the events listed below are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 4, 6 p.m. – Rhinehart Recital Hall and Rhinehart Music Center Lobby
4,000 Years for Choice, presented by Heather Ault, creator, features a poster exhibition, reception, and lecture. The program develops visual narratives about the practices of contraception and abortion from around the world for the past 4,000 years. Ault’s goal for the project is to celebrate, inspire, and empower women and men in their reproductive lives. Exhibition opening is at 6 p.m., with a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5, Noon to 1:15 p.m., Walb Student Union, Room 114–116
Book Discussion: Melissa Harris Perry’s “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America”

Wednesday, March 6, Noon to 1:30 p.m. , Liberal Arts Building, Room 35A
Film: Leona's Sister Gerri
Tells the story of Gerri Santoro, who died from an illegal abortion before Roe v. Wade.

Wednesday, March 20, Noon to 1:15 p.m., Walb Student Union, Room 114–116
“Lights! Camera! Action! African-American Women in Media”
Panel discussion with current and former members of Fort Wayne area media.

Thursday, March 21, Noon to 1:15 p.m., Liberal Arts, Room 35A
“Reproductive Rights Around the World”
International panel discussion featuring IPFW faculty members Elizabeth Mannir from the Women’s Studies program, Nancy Virtue and Lachlan Whalen from the Department of International Language and Culture Studies, and Mieko Yamada from the Department of Sociology.

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Neff Hall, Room 101
“Forty Years after Roe v. Wade: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration”
Presented by Lynn Paltrow, founder and executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women. A light reception will follow the lecture.

Monday, April 1, 7 p.m., IPFW Alumni Center
Book Discussion: “The Handmaid’s Tale,” by Margaret Atwood.  
A light supper will be served.

For more information, contact the Center for Women and Returning Adults, 260-481-4140 or; the Women’s Studies program at 260-481-6711 or; or the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, at 260-481-6608 or .